Articles tagged Austria

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Nina Mair simulates the tranquillity of a winter cabin in an airport terminal

Innsbruck, Austria – Nina Mair studio uses locally-sourced materials and hand-woven textiles to transform the Innsbruck airport lounge from sterile waiting room to cosy Alpine cabin.

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Mark A-to-Z: T is for Timber

There are ample good reasons to build in timber. As well as its aesthetic qualities, it is one of the most sustainable resources available to the industry.

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Butterfly Houses by Gerner Gerner plus. Photo Matthias Raiger
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An apartment complex by Gerner Gerner plus emulates butterflies in a park

VIENNA – The architects describe it as ‘brimstone butterflies in a paradise garden’ in Vienna on Hohe Warte.

Mill 24 by Caramel Architects. Photos Hertha Hurnaus
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Caramel Architects squeezes a complete living experience into a roof space

VIENNA – For quite some time, residents in the Austrian capital have relied on the ability to extend their townhouses vertically, converting roof space into extra quarters for living.

Haus am Stürcherwald by Bernardo Bader. Photos Gustav Willeit
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A traditional timber house by Bernardo Bader nestles in a forest landscape

LATERNS – Haus am Stürcherwald provides a view across kilometres of nothing but a green and mountainous landscape for a client in Austria’s western-most state of Vorarlberg.

Pah Cej Kah by PPAG. Photos Paul Bauer
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Sprawling stairs twist around PPAG’s artificial mountain

DEUTSCH-WAGRAM – The well-known phrase ‘just because you can, doesn’t mean you should’ falls to pieces thanks to Pah Cej Kah; a multi-use project in Austria.

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Designliga maps a multi-sensory experience for Audi Secret Lab from subterranean hideout

Deep down beneath the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, Designliga unveils a product show for Audi's trade marketing employees-cum-secret agents as part of the Central Launch Training 2015. 

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Numen / For Use's Tube Innsbruck climbs inside modernist building

INNSBRUCK – A fresh iteration of Numen / For Use's travelling playgrounds has attached itself inside a modernist building in the Austrian Alps.

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The Wunderkammer is a spatial interpretation of smaller cabinets – by the same name – which during Europe's Renaissance were microcosmic environments filled with scientific artefacts to deliver a sense of awe to curiousity seekers.
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The Wunderkammer by Studio Job at Swarovski Kristallwelten

With a satchel full of knickknacks in hand, Studio Job ventured from Antwerp to Austria to compose a Chamber of Wonders for Swarovski Kristallwelten – literally Crystal Worlds – in Wattens.

Two overlapping circular volumes sit on a reservoir as if volcanoes floating in a lagoon, one of which houses Pirkner’s bronze sculpture.
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Red Bull Headquarters by Jos Pirkner

FUSCHL-AM-SEE – Tyrolean artist Jos Pirkner has designed every aspect of the new Red Bull headquarters, which features the largest bronze sculpture currently in Europe.

Steirereck’s extension is a series of narrow dining rooms shaped around individual tables.
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Steirereck by PPAG

VIENNA – When one of the best restaurants in the world hosts a design competition, the results are sure to turn heads.

According to the architects, identity is more important that specialised floor plans.
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‘Wohnen Mit Scharf!’ by Superblock

VIENNA – The recently completed apartment block in Vienna provides its diverse inhabitants with a strong identity.